The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, has welcomed launch of the 2019-2021 South African Business Innovation Survey by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).
With innovation being identified as central to efforts to recover and reconstruct the country’s economy in the face of multiple challenges, the Minister said understanding how innovation is unfolding in South African businesses is important.
“To leverage the power of innovation, Government needs data to assess if enough is being done to support and encourage greater local innovation,” said the Minister.
The Minister also welcomed the inclusion of sections that focus on important policy issues that will steer government’s efforts in support of innovation.
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